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Principal's Message

 FainLogo  Margaret Fain Elementary School
Desmond Moore, Principal
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 101 Hemphill School Rd NW Atlanta, GA 30331 Office: (404) 802-8600 Fax: (404) 699-4579


July 17, 2016

 Greeting Margaret Fain Families:

On behalf of the “TEAM and Family" at Margaret Fain Elementary School, I am happy to welcome you to the 2016-2017 school year! We are looking forward to a productive partnership with you to ensure our children can achieve their highest potential. We recognize that in order to be successful in school, our children need support from both the home and school. We know a strong partnership with you will make a great difference in your child’s education. As partners, we share the responsibility for our children’s success and want you to know that we will do our very best to carry out our responsibilities. We ask that you guide and support your child’s learning by ensuring that he/she:

  • Attends school daily and arrives on time, ready for the day’s learning experience. The school day begins at 8:00 AM and ends at 2:30 PM!
  • Completes all homework assignments given by teachers
  • Reads daily for at least 30 minutes to develop a love for reading and to improve literacy skills
  • Shares school experiences with you so that you are aware of his/her school life
  • Informs you if he/she needs additional support in any area or subject
  • Knows that you expect him/her to succeed in school

In order to have a strong and productive partnership, we ask you to consider volunteering at our school, our students can greatly benefit from your involvement and contributions to the school’s program and its operations. We seek volunteers to help us with the following activities:



  • Room Parent
  • Reading with children who need extra help
  • School-wide events
  • Student recognition events
  • Outreach and recruitment of parent and community volunteers

Enclosed is a brief outline of our school rules so that you and your child can review them together. If you have any questions about the rules and expectations, please feel free to contact me or to discuss them with your child’s teacher. It is very important that you and your child are fully informed regarding standards related to appropriate behavior for a safe and productive school year.

 The TEAM and Family" of Margaret Fain Elementary School and I feel privileged to be a part of your child’s educational experience. We thank you for your support and look forward to meeting you.


Desmond Moore, Principal

Margaret Fain Elementary School Rules & Expectations

Parents and Students the following school rules and expectations are in place to ensure our children have a safe and orderly school environment daily. Thank you in advance for your support!

Students are expected to report to school on time daily.

School begins at 8:00 AM daily. Students are marked tardy after 8:10 AM. The school doors will open every morning at 7:30 AM

Students are allowed to eat breakfast between 7:30-8:00 AM daily in the cafeteria

Students are expected to wear their school uniforms daily.

School uniform requirements are:





White, Gold, or Hunter Green Polo, Button Down, or T-Shirt


Khaki Skirts, Shorts (may not be more than 2 inches above knee), or Pants

Black or Navy Blue Shoes


White, Gold, or Hunter Green Polo, Button Down, or T-Shirt


Khaki Shorts (may not be more than 2 inches above knee) or Pants. BELTS ARE REQUIRED!!

Students are expected to bring all school materials such as paper, pencil, bookbag, agenda, homework, and textbooks daily.

Students are expected to follow all school, classroom, and bus rules.

Be respectful to all adults and peers

Be responsible for all actions

Be safe on the way to school (walkers, car riders, and bus riders)

Be eager and willing to learn

Parents we enjoy when you come to the school to volunteer and visit your child. We are asking our parents please follow the school expectations when visiting the school.

All visitors are required to ring the buzzer located near the main entrance.

Front office personnel will ask for you to make yourself visible in the monitor before buzzing you into the building. (Please state the nature of your business)

All visitors must show valid Georgia or State Issued Identification (driver’s license or ID)

Copies of identification will be made and kept on file

All visitors are required to sign-in via our electronic Ident-A-Kid software system

No parent will be allowed past the front office after 8:00 a.m. unless they have a pre-arranged appointment

Parents willing to volunteer or meet with teachers must schedule an appointment 24 hours in advance per Board Policy KM.

During dismissal, all parents are to remain outside and your child will be escorted to the car or to the walkers’ area.

Parents are asked to not to wear pajamas, head bonnets, or inappropriate clothes.

Please inform the front office before 12:00 PM if your will have a change of transportation for the current day. This helps the front office ensure that all students arrive home safely via the correct mode of transportation.

Parents we encourage you to take advantage of our Wednesday tutorials from 2:30-4:30 PM.